November 28, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

RHS teacher charged with aggravated sexual assault of student

RISD charges improper relationship with student

A 52-year-old high school mathematics teacher has been charged with three felonies in an alleged rape incident involving a 14-year-old female student from the Raymondville Independent School District. More...

News

Stores usher in holiday shopping season with big discounts, expanded hours

NEW YORK (AP) - Malls and stores were jammed for pre-dawn discounts on everything from TVs to toys on the official start of Christmas shopping as consumers shrugged off worries about rising gas prices and falling home values. More...

Pasadena man not charged in shooting of two burglars

HOUSTON (AP) A man who told police he planned to kill two men he believed were burglarizing his neighbor's house shot them only when they came on his property and he felt threatened, his attorney said Monday. More...

LOCAL STUDENT DAVID RODRIGUEZ RECEIVES NATIONAL HONOR

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) announced that Raymondville High School student David Rodriguez, of Lasara, has been selected for membership. More...

County Lifestyles

Away for the holidays?

Tips to Prevent home Burglaries

Meriden CT - November 26, 2007 - With many people away, visiting friends, or just out of the house for holiday shopping, burglars will have countless good prospects. Experts agree that it is a very vulnerable time for homeowners. More...

Quinceanera

Ronika Janelle Espinosa, daughter of Ralph and Delma Espinosa will be celebrating her Quinceanera on Saturday, December 1, with a mass at St. Anthony's Catholic Church and a reception and dance at the Rodriguez (Gonzalez) Ballroom in Lyford. More...

Seeds from the Sower

It was Sunday, and a little boy had a part in a church play. More...

Crime & Courts

RAYMONDVILLE POLICE BLOTTER

NOVEMBER 25 - Harassment by phone. Assault by contact. NOVEMBER 24 - Burglary of a building, 900 blk N. 7th. Accident, S. Bus. 77 and 3168. Burglary of a vehicle, 700 blk S. 7th. Arrested: Oscar Gonzalez, Jr., poss. More...

Burglary of habitation

NOVEMBER 21 - Burglary of habitation, 300 blk W. Main, Lyford. Criminal trespass, 10th and Campbell, San Perlita. Stolen gun, Willacy County Sheriff Department. Burglary of a habitation, Bulldog Blvd., Lyford. Criminal mischief, 400 blk E. More...

Kenedy County Sheriff's Dept. Report

NOVEMBER 18 - Prisoner transport - Nueces County Jail. Motorist assist - Yturria Ranch. Motorist assist - Rudolph Tower. Motorist assist - Tullidos Park. NOVEMBER 19 - Prisoner transport - Kleberg Jail. Motorist assist - South of Sarita. More...

RISD settles job dispute between superintendent & business manager

Attorney General rules RISD has to turn over e-mails

A mediated settlement was reached Monday between the Raymondville Independent School District (RISD) and suspended Business Manager Robert Gracia, that reportedly involves a cash buyout of his remaining contract along with his voluntary resignation More...

Lyford to celebrate 100th Birthday at this year's Christmas Parade

Mark your calendars for a great event on Saturday

With the date nearing and the holiday season in full bloom, the City of Lyford invites its citizens and visitors this Saturday, Dec. 1st, to a celebration that will mark Lyford's 100th Centennial Celebration. More...

City commissioners approve tax abatement agreement for new La Quinta hotel

Liftstation work for new ICE Unit addition also approved

The City of Raymondville gave final approval to a mutliyear tax abatement agreement for developer, DNA Hotels, Ltd., to buiild a 60-room La Quinta Inn & Suites in Raymondville. More...

Christmas Tree Lighting

The public is invited to the City of Raymondville's Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Thursday of this week at Pocket Park on W. Hidalgo Avenue, at 6:00 p.m. The L.C. More...

Editorial & Columns

"Hello World"

Behind the Badge

If I was a betting man I'd be willing to bet that not too many of ou knew about or participated in, "World Hello Day" last week. How would you know if you did or not? More...

Healthbeat: Too little milk, sunshine, exercise hurt kids' bones

WASHINGTON (AP) - Too little milk, sunshine and exercise: It's an anti-bone trifeeta. And for some kids, shockingly, it's leading to rickets, the soft-bone scourge of the 19th century. More...

TEXAS PRESS ASSOCIATION STATE CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS

Property-tracking system improve vision eye of Texas

AUSTIN - Texans now can register an inventory of their personal property, report property that has been stolen or check whether an item they are attempting to buy has been reported as stolen. Trace.com, a subsidiary of MyThings Inc. More...

Farm & Ranch

Garcia appointed county extension agent for Willacy County

Lucas Garcia has been named County Extension Agent

Lucas Garcia has been named County Extension Agent Agriculture and Natural Resources for Willacy County, effective January 17, 2008, according to a joint announcement by Willacy County Commissioners Court and Dr. Ruben J. More...

Texas looking at big jump in pecan crop

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Bob Childress was expecting a good crop from the hundreds of pecan trees that stretch across his 60- acre orchard. More...

Nature Conservancy turning Panhandle ranch into chicken preserve

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - The Nature Conservancy has purchased a 6,000-acre ranch in the Texas South Plains to help protect the state's struggling population of lesser prairie chickens. More...

Obituaries

RAFAEL V. LOPEZ, SR.

RAYMONDVILLE/LYFORD - Rafael V. Lopez, Sr., 80, died Monday, November 26, 2007 at his home in Raymondville. He was born October 1, 1927 to Marcos and Julia (Valadez) Lopez. He lived in Lyford and moved to Raymondville. More...

MANUEL DE LEON

WILLIS/HARLINGEN - Manuel De Leon, 90, former Harlingen resident died Friday, November 23, 2007 at the Willis Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Willis, TX. More...